Parents’ alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds

Parents’ alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

In addition, researchers found that the root causes of teen dating violence can be seen as early as infancy.

“Although teen dating violence is typically viewed as a problem related specifically to adolescent development, our findings indicate that the risk for aggressive behavior and involvement in dating violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life,” says Jennifer A. Livingston, PhD, senior research scientist at RIA and lead author of the study.

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